10-night Mediterranean cruise, from $499

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Travel by: November 21, 2009

The deal
Add a few vacation days onto the long Thanksgiving weekend and relax in the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean. As the cruising season comes to a close, you can snag some unbelievable low rates on cruises to , , , , and more. In fact, this 10-night sailing is priced as low as $499 for interior cabins — that's just $50/night! Similar cruises during the summer months typically range from $1,500 to $4,000 — or more so this special offer from Royal Caribbean is a steal. In addition, you’ll receive discounts on shore excursions and free spa treatments if you opt for a cabin upgrade.

The Splendour of the Seas embarks on November 21 from Venice, Italy and makes its first stop in Croatia’s capital city of Dubrovnik. After that, it sails on to Corfu, in Greece followed by Cagliari, Sardinia.  During the time at sea, relax in numerous lounges and bars, enjoy a spa treatment, sample the cuisine in glass-walled dining rooms, or do some onboard shopping. After Sardinia, you’ll visit Malaga, and Cadiz in Spain before disembarking in Lisbon, Portugal. If you choose to upgrade, oceanview staterooms are available for just $100 more, or select a balcony cabin from $999 which includes a free spa treatment.

The dollars
All quotes are per person and based on double occupancy. Rates cover accommodations, meals and entertainment on the ship. Fees and taxes, as well as shore excursions, personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, and tips are additional.

The catch
To receive the free spa treatment, you must book by October 31.

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